National Spelling Bee “Pronouncer” Jacques Bailly Honored

In 1980, 14-year-old Jacques Bailly received an impressive trophy for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Last evening, approximately 39 years later, he collected a second trophy in recognition of his service as chief “pronouncer” of the national spelling bee now televised live each year on ESPN. 

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Professor Cynthia Reyes in classroom

Maintaining Diverse Voices

Growing up in Chicago, the daughter of Filipino immigrants, Cynthia Reyes remembers telling her parents that she wanted them to speak to her only in English, not their native Tagalog. Years later, deep regret over that choice would shape the academic focus of the UVM College of Education and Social Services professor. 

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aerial view of University row, Williams Hall, Old mill, Ira Allen Chapel, and Discovery building and hospital behind

75,000 Donors Make University of Vermont’s Move Mountains Campaign a $581 Million Triumph

The University of Vermont announces that over 75,000 donors gave more than $581 million to UVM and the University of Vermont Medical Center during Move Mountains: The Campaign for the University of Vermont, which concluded on June 30, 2019.  The eight-year fundraising campaign—the most ambitious in the University’s history—was publicly launched in October 2015 with a goal of $500 milli

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